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13 hours ago, KieranR said:

Hey RImmer, Sprintcars are so exciting, we just had a two night sprintcar stampede up here in Karratha last weekend, i took the kids out as I do every weekend when we have speedway, but we also love the standard street stocks, thats grass roots racing at its best.  we also have a very strong junior racing program here which is great to see.

I love an 800hp donk straight through to a diff and the only thing keeping them level was throttle control and a complicated suspension set-up called a Jacobs Ladder.... and +/- 1 or 2 psi on the tyres was the difference between winning, spinning or binning!

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On 21/06/2018 at 7:55 AM, FatPom said:

Stock car must mean something different these days. Back in the Stone Age when I was young ‘stock car’ was also called banger racing and was the polar opposite of ‘no contact’.

We loved the banger racing, so much fun when youre a kid

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Yeah, when we were going, there were bikes, sidecars, midgets (speedcars), saloon cars (modified street cars), super modified (these are now sprint cars), and every now and then they'd put on "stock cars', which were the equivalent of a smash-up derby. They used the whole oval rather than just the track, and the winner was the last one moving. 

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This sprintcar lives across the road from us and my young fella has been itching to sit in it, he got the chance last weekend ( yes he’s in there if you look closely), all the race car drivers up here in all classes are brilliant and will always ask the kids if the want to hop in, they all hand out stickers and posters to all the kids, it’s a real buzz for the kids

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Hmmm you laugh now... ;)

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Just got handed an envelope from my boss, $2957 pay rise and an additional $3500 bonus payment.

Stoked!

Some would complain that its not enough, but ive always been of the opinion that something is better than nothing.  you will never see me complain about a pay rise or bonus, no matter how large or small it may appear

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I just made my fist purchase on ebay, myself, without sending an email with the link to my wife and saying "can you buy this please".  

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15 minutes ago, goughy said:

I just made my fist purchase on ebay, myself, without sending an email with the link to my wife and saying "can you buy this please".  

That's the opposite to how it works here. I get the emails to buy for my wife. :)

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My aim is to hide any online purchases from my wife.........

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43 minutes ago, Ayto said:

My aim is to hide any online purchases from my wife.........

Aus Post parcel lockers are a godsend for this type of thing.

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Mailman comes around 10am (and drives down the back to my shed), wife wakes up around 12.  Maybe I need to get into this sneaky purchasing thing?

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On 19/07/2018 at 8:56 AM, Ayto said:

My aim is to hide any online purchases from my wife.........

Lol..... sounds familiar.  ... except I don't have a wife 

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Tuesday saw the last of about 300 stitches removed from various bouts of skin cancer surgery over the last few months.

All fixed, life is good ....... and I now have the best collection of broad brimmed hats and long sleeved shirts.

Watch out for that sun kiddies!

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Glad you are ok now mate. 

Have bern perusing some headwate for paddling when it gets warmer. 

 

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On ‎26‎/‎07‎/‎2018 at 3:22 PM, lawman said:

Tuesday saw the last of about 300 stitches removed from various bouts of skin cancer surgery over the last few months.

All fixed, life is good ....... and I now have the best collection of broad brimmed hats and long sleeved shirts.

Watch out for that sun kiddies!

We should compare scars at the next race. Great to see you are OK.

FM

 

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11 minutes ago, Flanman said:

We should compare scars at the next race. Great to see you are OK.

FM

 

Cheers mate, they aren’t hard to find.  Scalp, face (that was brutal) chest and back.  It is the result of riding surfboards for nearly 50 years and growing up in the skin cancer capital of the world - Newcastle, in an era when sun protection meant white zinc on your nose and bottom lip.

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On 31/07/2018 at 12:00 PM, lawman said:

... the skin cancer capital of the world - Newcastle....

Don't tell me that, that's where I'm from.

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On ‎26‎/‎07‎/‎2018 at 3:22 PM, lawman said:

Tuesday saw the last of about 300 stitches removed from various bouts of skin cancer surgery over the last few months.

All fixed, life is good ....... and I now have the best collection of broad brimmed hats and long sleeved shirts.

Watch out for that sun kiddies!

That reminds me. Better book in!

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After a couple of phone calls a few weeks ago, I caught up for a casual drink with a few old schools friends. Nareee Hotel last night for a few hours. Eight of us. I have known these blokes for a while - the shortest time is 48 years for some with the longest being 53 years. 

One of the absolute joys in life is catching up with people who shaped your life (and you them). We still enjoy each other’s company.

Our main get together with about 15 - 20 classmates is in October this year.

FM

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FM.....I was sorting out through some photos and other on the weekend.  I just out of the blue messengered the 10 girls and said it was way too long.  We are all over the place but time to catch up after 13 years.  Most of us have known each other 39 or 31 years.......

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Great to hear Skel. Jump into it and enjoy  

It might sound strange. I have such a close bond with these guys - almost a brother feel. We rally around each other if need despite only catching up once or twice a year. We only spent about 10 years together then went out separate ways. 

It is always “home” when we meet up. We now are incorporating a golf day now. A weekend away with wives has also been suggested. 

FM

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I spent around  two hours with Parkside last night. The bike feels great, the knees don’t hurt and you show so much interest in people. 

Thanks mate, you are a special person.

FM

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3 hours ago, Flanman said:

I spent around  two hours with Parkside last night. The bike feels great, the knees don’t hurt and you show so much interest in people. 

Thanks mate, you are a special person.

FM

Did you buy the new bike already then...? 😉 

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